Each Generation’s “Greatest” Decade

When asked to name America's greatest decade, people generally favored the years when they came of age. But Baby Boomers had an especially dim view of recent years.

The 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Don't know
Born in '30s 30% 18 10 4 10 7 2 19
Born in '40s 27 21 8 15 6 3 6 14
Born in '50s 24 15 13 15 10 3 5 15
Born in '60s 18 9 8 31 14 3 5 11
Born in '70s 15 8 5 27 19 9 9 9
Born in '80s 14 7 7 15 25 8 11 12
Born in '90s 10 7 8 13 27 8 11 16